While the Nationals played their very first World Series game in Texas, the Washington Capitals continued their road trip in winning fashion with a competent victory over the Calgary Flames.
After a scoreless first, John Carlson continued his absurd scoring with a wide-angle wrister that had no business becoming a goal. And yet it did, as did a “shot” taken by Chandler Stephenson from behind the Calgary goal line. So, uh, yikes for Cam Talbot. Elias Lindholm scored a power-play goal on the rush, and then Austin Czarnik tied the score with a layup as another power play had expired. Just ten seconds later, Alex Ovechkin took a rush pass from Nicklas Backstrom to restore Washington’s lead 3-2 heading into the third.
Tom Wilson extended the lead in the third period with some nice teamwork by Vrana and Eller, and John Carlson notched an empty-netter. The Flames got a garbage-time goal, but it was over.